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Steele HS Robotics growing with Education Foundation grant

The FIRST® Robotics Team at Byron P. Steele High School is getting off the ground, thanks to a $2,500 grant provided by the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD Education Foundation. The funding was provided in early 2020 but was unable be utilized until the fall because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, team members, under the direction of Eric Botello and Allison Fannin, have been able to procure hand tools, robotic parts and fund some of the playing field items for the season.

Steele HS currently houses three FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Challenge teams, including one all-female unit. The FIRST teams at Steele HS strive to: “…build science, engineering and technology skills that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.”

SCUC ISD Belief Statement four: “We believe engaging, interactive and authentic teaching creates empowered, inspired learners prepared for our changing world.”

SCUC ISD Belief Statement five: “We believe technology is a relevant tool that enhances learning in and beyond the classroom.”


 Bryon P. Steele High School robotics